Honeybee Act Law and Legal Definition

The Honeybee Act (Act) is a federal legislation enacted by Congress in 1921. It is codified at 7 USCS § 281. The Act prevents import of honeybee semen into the U.S. in order to prevent the spread of diseases and parasites that are harmful to honeybees. The Act is not only restricted to honeybees in the adult stage but is also applicable to all life stages and germ plasm of honeybees. The Act provides for conditions with respect to countries from which honeybees may be imported. The Act also provides for adequate precautions to prevent importation of honeybees from countries where dangerous diseases exist.